Thursday, February 12, 2009

WMVP Chicago IL 1000 QSL

WMVP Chief Engineer John Hurni kindly verified my audio clip which included a clear " ESPN 1000 " id. The reception occured at my QTH in Fish Hoek on the 10th December 2008 with the Icom R71 and ALA 1530 active loop antenna.

ESPN 1000 was also heard at Noordhoek on the 16th January with a strong peak during the NBA Chicago Bulls vs Cleveland Caviliers game. The reception (over a distance of 13 657 kilometers / 8 486 miles ) via the SRF-M37V and 220 m BOG was really clear at times and one could hear the dramatic organ accompaniment and public address announcements in the background.

Thank you to DXer Ole Forr for kindly providing the contact details.

Google Earth Image of WMVP's transmitter and three antenna tower array, located in Downers Grove. The night time pattern favours the east towards Chicago through to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and beyond !

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